A 23-year-old adult female, Firdausi Suleiman, on Monday dragged her spouse, Haruna Haruna, before a Sharia Tribunal sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna Province, seeking divorce on grounds that he beats her and says she eats too much.
In her petition, Suleiman, who lives in Rigasa in Kaduna, also told the tribunal that her spouse, Haruna, locks upward the kitchen in the dark.
”In our 7 years of matrimony, I have not spent a finish twelvemonth without him sending me dorsum to my parent’s house.
“I was forced into marrying Haruna when I was 16 by my begetter.
”He banned me from receiving visitors in our marital house. He also beats me.
”When I got fed upward, my parents got to know in relation to what I have going through and reported the matter to his female parent, His female parent told me that he was possessed by an evil spirit,” she said.
She prayed the tribunal to terminate the matrimony and give her custody of their girl.
In his defence, Haruna, a civil engineer through his counsel, M. K Mustapha, said his client is mentally okay and is not possessed.
”My client doesn’t appear similar someone who has evil spirits or has mental problems. In fact, he is currently in Katsina Province executing some projects”, he said.
The Justice, Nuhu Falalu, after listening to both parties, adjourned the instance until Oct 4.
He ordered Haruna’s counsel to invite the twosome’s parents or guardians to explore an amicable solution. (NAN)
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